Infant Jesus Chruch Bangalore
Architects of the Thomas Associates created a splendid design for the church hall, which looks like a fan. With a capacity to accommodate, of about, 2500 people inside and nine faces and openings all around the church.
The podium is a little above than the level of the aisle with ramps on the both sides and steps to climb. This architecture is so unique that no matter where people are sitting, they will feel that the altar is facing them, irrespective of how far they are from it.
History of Infant Jesus Church
A well- maintained garden of Roses from where every week, lakhs of beautiful roses were exported, attracted the priest immediately and he thought of buying the land but since it was beneficial for the economy, he was skeptical about the idea.
A shrine was built on the land in 1969 on 18th day of April with the foundation laid by the then Archbishop of Bangalore- Most Rev. Dr S. Lourduswami; and with the first parish priest as Rev. Fr. L. Peter in 1971. He celebrated the success by buying the Statue of the Infant Jesus from the Sacred Heart Church and placed it in an old tent under the name ‘Tent Church’ for 8 long years.
Then in 1972, the then Archbishop of Bangalore, Most Rev. Dr.P.Arokiaswamy erected a new parish. After two years from here, the local authorities denied the built up for the new church saying that they need approval form the Bangalore Development Authority.
Finally in 1979, the Secretary of Sacred Congregation, Most Rev. Dr S. Lourduswami, came down from Rome and laid the foundation of Infant Jesus Church in Bangalore. This church was inaugurated on 22 June 1989 adjacent to the shrine.
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